The Music Never Stopped, Sugaree, Little Red Rooster, Loser, Memphis Blues, Far From Me, Bird Song China Cat Sunflower, I Know You Rider, Looks Like Rain, Terrapin Station, Drums, I Will Take You Home, The Other One, Stella Blue, Around & Around, One More Saturday Night, E: Knockin' On Heaven's Door
Ultramatrix (SBD/AUD mix)> DAT> ?> CD ("?" may not be a generation, or it may be. I dunno.); via Steve Aserkoff; Seeded to etree by Peter Braverman
August 16, 2015 Subject:
One More Saturday Night (One less verse)
I was waiting for Bobby to sing about Nancy telling Ron to not get crazy....lol Nice show!! Nice quality!
March 19, 2012 Subject:
Nice sounding stereo Ultra-Matrix recording. This should be Dan Healy's sbd/aud mix. Well played concert. If you like this one, check out the PCM FOB's from Sean Weber-Small for 7-15-88 and 7-17-88. This 3-night Greek run is wicked awesome.
February 7, 2008 Subject:
Overall: Another really solid night at the Greek Theater. The sound quality on this recording is fantastic as well. Phil's bass is more in the mix tonight than last night.
The scene: during the day, there was a free show at the music concourse in Golden Gate Park. It was to celebrate the end of a "Peace Walk" done by a group with people from USSR and USA (remember these were still the days of the cold war). There were tons of music acts, but the ones I remember were Jerry, Grace Slick (doing a beautiful Wooden Ships), Merl Saunders, Baba Olitunji, and Jorma. Am I right that Mickey was also there? Don't remember for sure. I know there were a bunch of others, but I can't remember them now. It was my first time in GG park, and now I run by that spot all the time - but I still think of that day every time I run by it.
The music: Set I: A really nice Music opens; the jam is relaxed and open (more than you might expect for the first song of the evening). Brent and Jerry both have some great contributions for Sugaree. Rooster simply smokes. I think this is one of the best Bird Songs of the year, if not the best. The jam is simply stellar. It doesn't peak while going back into the verse, which is unfortunate, but it's still a really great jam.
Set II: China>Rider is well played but pretty standard. Same for LLR and Terrapin. Drums is special on this night as Baba Olitunji made the trip over from SF after the Peace Walk concert and joined in the fun. Check out Jerry's Slipnot tease right before they go into Take You Home. After Take You Home, Jerry almost seems to head for Wharf Rat before stopping and then heading to a beautifully hectic and crazy Other One. The only downside to this Other One is the screaching halt that Jerry seems to bring it to in order to go into Stella. Around>Saturday is a great combo. This Around is super short, but OMSN rocks pretty hard.
November 7, 2006 Subject:
jerry & brent jam
jerry meanders wonderfully into awesome soundscapes with brent after a memorable drums with baba olatunji on a variety of percussion.
May 6, 2006 Subject:
From my old notes (I was lucky enough to be at this run of shows back in '88), drums were joined by Baba Olatunji.
January 13, 2006 Subject:
Obviously this run garners far more interest than the one in april/may
1st Set: Whaddya know?! why not go old-school and open the show with "Music?" Frankly, I think it could be a show closer too...Not explosive, but good times...Instead of climaxing with the song they elect to enter "Sugaree" territory. Jerry mumbles up a false start but things go smoothly from there. It's akin to a comfortable stroll in a park. A couple of minutes of tuning leads us to the cock-a-doodle-doo "Rooster." Yea to Jerry's twilling at 7:00. pretty standard otherwise. Ever have those moments you're looking at porn instead of being productive, "Loser." A little too fast for my tastes but a convincing performance. Yes, this is the right spot for "Memphis Blues." Under eight minutes, it's brisker than the norm and especially thrilling during the 7's. "Far From Me" is spirited, but is such a bland number. This "Bird" is more demonstrative yet less intricate than the previous one. However, the peaks are far more visible from a clear naked eye...not sure if it adds up to more, but initially more impressive. Minor "TOO" tease during 9:20s.
2nd Set: We awaken from a ridiculous slumber to the chirping of birds and a rascalous chesire "China Cat" whiskely winding our ways wround the willow tree. I liked the back booming by the banging brothers late in "China." Sets up the wolling hill drive of the transition into "Rider." Jerry's a bit tired - the reason why his brightness disappoints during his big opportunity. Perhaps the poiganancy in experiencing an aging Jerry adds some different kind of sadnesses in Bobby's aching voice during "LLR." Ironically, Jerry's accompaniment is exemplary - just gorgeous. (Bobby always willing though to ham it up -late 5's and early 6's til Jerry takes the coda) Perfect tonal appetizer to the reinvigotating and affirming "Terrapin Station." Evidently, Jerry chose the path of the sailor while invoking the soldier's strategy in performance. "Drums" is a long subdued but always rhythmic tribal dance. It's over sixteen minutes in length...was there anyone else involved? The walls just about implode in my cortex (about 5:00) during "Space." A stalker (Argento or Freddy Krueger) sights down his pray (8:20's 30's) Brent gives away three chords for "Take You Home" at 9:18...tryin to fade Jerry away while never disrespecting his muse. Innocuous and fine. Brent, unfortunately the boogeyman is on his way, "TOO." It is properly fecundily feral. The 'Blue Hotel' line rips you magnificently at "Stella Blue" Good job. Time to chug away as the finish line is near...it's coming "Around." Though without the requisite 'snap' the head of steam finally reaches gasket levels during the big build during "Saturday."
"Knockin" is the well-earned encore,
3 2/3rd stars
January 15, 2005 Subject:
Just as Terrapin Station peaks, there's a loud crackling sound. Ouch! Other than that the show sounds great.